The party is likely expected to be named Jana Dhwani or People’s Voice.

Former CBI JD Lakshminarayana to launch political party in Andhra on Nov 26
news Politics Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 08:43

Former CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana is all set to enter the political fray as media reports suggest that the former IPS officer and his aides have finally zeroed in on the name of their political party, going with Jana Dhwani or People’s Voice.

The party is expected to be launched on November 26 in Vijayawada and will most likely contest in the Legislative Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, scheduled to be held in 2019. 

Lakshminarayana has been the subject of a lot of speculation for close to a year as he has kept the public guessing on his political affiliation, as he has frequently toured the state, interacting with rural communities in several districts of Andhra Pradesh.

In May this year, amidst huge speculations on whether he would join a mainstream political party or launch his own political outfit, a photo of the former CBI officer participating in a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) convention had gone viral on social media.

The photo had given rise to a fresh round of speculation that Laxminarayana may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2019 General Elections.

Laxminarayana first shot into the limelight when he headed the investigation into the infamous ‘disproportionate assets’ case of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the current leader of the opposition in Andhra Pradesh and the son of YS Rajashekar Reddy, the former Chief Minister of united Andhra.

The retired officer is well-known for reaching out to young voters in the Telugu states.

He also handled the Obulapuram mining case, in which the Ballari Reddy brothers were accused of indulging in illegal mining besides the investigation of financial fraud by Byrraju Ramalingaraju of Satyam Computers            

Lakshminarayana has already stated that he would like to work for and with rural agrarian communities, whose problems he feels are not being addressed in an appropriate manner.


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